• The Challenge of Cooking Over Fire

    The Challenge of Cooking Over Fire

        Fires and hearths are what I’m thinking about this week as I put together my talk for the Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello on Sept 21st!                        …

  • Illness, Archaeology, and the Garden: an update

    Query: Is it an homage to the 18th century humeral notions of medicine (puke, purge, and scare the hell out of the illness) that liquid medicines are still being formulated to taste like rotten fruit mixed with pigeon shit and…

  • Houston #2

    Pardon me, I’ve been a bit distracted from my original blog trajectory but I am now back in the groove of my continuing storyline! . . . . While being driven down Alabama Street from having given a foodways talk…